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Open for business! Over 394 local deals, curbside pickup and delivery.

Want to support Birmingham restaurants, pubs and shops from your home? We just launched Bham Now’s Local Business Guide with over 394 local businesses offering special deals, curbside pickup, online ordering and delivery options. Find out more and add your business for free!

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10 restaurants in Birmingham where you can get Mexican food curbside

Quarantine nachos or nothing. Photo via Tostadas on Homewood

Look, everyone has their go-to comfort food. For some it might be chicken and dumplings, or their grandmother’s mac and cheese, or maybe even a Big Mac combo. For my family, it’s Mexican food. If you’re in the same boat and feeling a little stressed lately, never fear. We’ve got your curbside + delivery Mexican fix right here.

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Local food trucks are rolling their way to YOUR neighborhood—find out where

Service with a smile—we could all use some positivity right now.Photo via Rodney Scott’s Facebook.

It’s just like the ice cream man when you were a kid, except this time the truck is filled with tacos, hot chicken and all your local Birmingham food truck favorites. Maybe there are some perks to this social distancing thing after all?

PSSST a lot of these restaurants were pulled from our fabulous database featuring nearly 400 local businesses! Sign up your Birmingham business and be featured on Bham Now for FREE.

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How to get tested for COVID-19 in Birmingham

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CDC’s laboratory test kit for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Photo via CDC’s website

Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available throughout Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Public Health and several private facilities. Here’s everything you need to know about testing for Coronavirus in Birmingham.

And as always, wash your hands!

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Birmingham is behind neighboring cities in 2020 Census response. Can we catch-up? Yes.

I responded to my 2020 Census letter, you can too! Birmingham is counting on you. Photo of Bham Now Content Director Pat Byington by Bham Now

Maybe it is life without my beloved Birmingham Legion, F.C., but when I saw the latest 2020 U.S. Census response rate broken down, city by city in the Birmingham metro area, my blood boiled and I felt a little competitive.

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Looking on the bright side of social distancing in Birmingham

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downtown Birmingham, AL. Photo via @dyoungblood71

For the first time in years, social distancing is allowing us to slow down. The pandemic has broken every barrier and shown that we are truly all in this together. It’s the perfect time to reflect and refocus our thoughts on the bright side of things. Here are a few examples of the sunny side of social distancing.

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3 tips to succeed in online classes from UAB Collat School of Business

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An empty quad at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Photo via UAB on Facebook

Across the nation, schools, colleges and universities have temporarily eliminated physical classes in an effort to flatten the curve and stop the spread of Coronavirus. The University of Alabama at Birmingham is no exception—on March 25, the university transitioned its on-campus classes online. Luckily, the UAB Collat School of Business is no stranger to online classes—in fact, they’ve been offering them for more than a decade. More than 1/3 of their students are online-only students. 

Here’s what you need to know about online classes and some handy tips to making a successful transition online.

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Birmingham regional pet pantry serves over 600 families in one day—how to get involved

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The regional pet pantry keeps animals and owners together. Photo via GBHS (@TheGBHS) on Twitter.

While temporarily closed for adoptions, the Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS) has done something amazing. The team transformed the Snow Drive Adoption center into a place where struggling pet owners can receive supplies and community members are able to give back as well. See how you can get involved!

Don’t forget, if you run a local nonprofit sign up for our guide of over 50 nonprofits and be featured on Bham Now’s site for FREE and in future guides.

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Shop clothing, accessories + more from 6 local stores in Birmingham

NEED all the clothes from basic. Photo by Jett Walker Photography via @abasicshop on Instagram

Birmingham is full of locally owned, small retail shops that need our support now more than ever. If you’re looking to refresh your closet for spring consider shopping small and local here in Birmingham.

You may not be able to pop into their storefronts, but there are still so many ways to show your support. Here are 6 of our favorite shops that we pulled from our local business database featuring nearly 400 Birmingham businesses, plus how to shop them all online and get them delivered to your doorstep.

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MOXIE, based in Birmingham, designs Bluetooth ventilator tech to increase healthcare safety

A medical professional recording data at UAB. Photo via Lexi Coon, property of University of Alabama at Birmingham

As COVID-19 runs its course, the world is focused on manufacturing ventilators to help patients breathe. However, ventilators are only part of the issue—it is very time-intensive for nurses and doctors to check up on each patient’s ventilator. So, Birmingham-based MOXIE has designed an app that will improve efficiency and safety for these medical professionals and their patients.

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The World Games Birmingham announces new dates for July 2022—including insight from Nick Sellers

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Raise your hand if you can’t wait for The Games to come to Birmingham! Photo via The World Games.

The world is coming to Birmingham—just a little bit later than originally planned. The World Games Birmingham has been rescheduled to take place on July 7-17, 2022. Nick Sellers, CEO of The World Games Birmingham, provided insight to Bham Now about the decision. Keep reading for more details including the event’s positive outlook.

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17 ways you can get farm-fresh food via curbside or delivery in Birmingham now

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Photo via Alabama Farmer’s Market.

If you love farm-fresh food, why not #supportALfarms by buying local produce, meat, eggs, dairy and flowers? You’ll be investing in your own health and connecting to your community in ways that matter. Keep reading to find out about 17 farms and markets offering delivery or curbside pickup in Birmingham.

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Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham dedicating $1 million toward COVID-19 grants

In June 2019, the Community Foundation’s Instruments of Hope Unity Fund held a productive and ground-breaking discussion about race and religion at the historic 16th Street Baptist Church. Photo credit: D. Jerome Smedley

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham announced it is making available grants to organizations providing critical services and economic assistance in the Birmingham region. 

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3 Birmingham stories that will put a smile on your face today

We’re pretty good at that around here. Photo via Unsplash

It’s no secret to any local that Birmingham is the Magic City in more ways than one. In the wake of a global pandemic that’s put our whole world on pause, neighbors and strangers alike in Birmingham are being as generous and kind as ever. Read about three of them and focus on the good today.

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